Snovsk Raion

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Snovsk Raion
Сновський район
Flag of Snovsk Raion
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Coordinates: 51°52′8″N 31°55′56″E / 51.86889°N 31.93222°E / 51.86889; 31.93222Coordinates: 51°52′8″N 31°55′56″E / 51.86889°N 31.93222°E / 51.86889; 31.93222
Country  Ukraine
Oblast Chernihiv Oblast
Admin. center Schors
 • Total 1,283 km2 (495 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 23,952
 • Density 19/km2 (48/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Snovsk Raion (Ukrainian: Сновський район), until May 2016 Shchors Raion (Ukrainian: Щорський район), is a raion (district) of Chernihiv Oblast, northern Ukraine. Its administrative centre is located at the town of Snovsk. Population: 23,952 (2015 est.)[1]

On 21 May 2016, Verkhovna Rada adopted decision to rename Shchors Raion to Snovsk Raion and Shchors to Snovsk according to the law prohibiting names of Communist origin.[2]